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Police quiz suspects in Ranjitsinhji`s palace robbery case

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 23:48

Jamnagar: Over 10 persons have been
questioned with regard to the robbery in erstwhile ruler of
Jamnagar state Ranjitsinhji Maharaj`s palace where a number of
antiques worth crores were stolen, police said today.

Forensic science experts have also collected samples
and finger prints from the site of robbery, they said.

The incident came to light yesterday when the security
personnel of the `Jam` bungalow (palace) here informed the
police that many antiques, especially those belonging to
Ranjitsinhji, were missing from the palace.

Present owner of the property is Jam Shatrushaliaji, a
decedent of Ranjitsinhji living in Mumbai. He is likely to
reach Jamnagar tomorrow, sources close to him said.

District Superintendent of Police R V Jotangiya said
details of antiques stolen could be known only after
Shatrushaliaji`s arrival.

The caretaker of the palace, Krishnasinh Jadeja, in a
police complaint, has said a number of antiques belonging to
Ranjitsinhji and his decedent Digvijaysinhji had been stolen.
These include gold and silver jewellery and weapons.

Sources close to Shatrushaliaji said a cricket bat of
Ranjitsinhji was also missing from the palace. The items
missing could be worth over Rs four crore, they said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 23:48

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